WHAT IS CATARACT SURGERY?
Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and replace it with an artificial lens.
Cataract surgery is very common and is generally a safe procedure.
Cataract surgery at the Sydney Cataract Centre is performed by a highly-trained ophthalmic surgeon,
on an outpatient basis (meaning you can return home on the day of the surgery).
HOW IS CATARACT SURGERY PERFORMED?
Cataract surgery is a very simple procedure that separates the cataract from the lens capsule. The lens will be replaced with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Lenses have been refined and perfected in the last few years, with each lens specifically hand-selected by our surgeons to fit the exact requirements of your vision, including multi-focal lenses.
The vast majority cataract surgery is performed using a topical anesthetic (eyedrops) or a local anaesthetic. The procedure is quick and painless. Immediately after the procedure most patients will see an improvement in their vision.
After the procedure you will need to wear a plastic shield over the eye that was operated on for approximately three nights after surgery. There is normally no pain experienced after cataract procedures. We will schedule follow-up appointments with your surgeon for the morning after the surgery, with further follow-ups as required.
IS CATARACT SURGERY USUALLY SUCCESSFUL?
Cataract surgery is a very successful procedure. Virtually all patients should expect a significant improvement in their vision, and there are very few risks involved with the treatment.
Following surgery, you can expect to have:
- Improved vision.
- Increased mobility and independence.
- Relief from the fear of going blind, unless you have other pathology affecting your vision.
WHERE IS BEST TO GO FOR CATARACT SURGERY?
The Sydney Cataract Centre is one of Australia’s leading cataract surgeries. Book a consultation now to take a step towards improving your vision for good.